Community Engagement and Decolonization within Anthropology and Academic Anthropology Astrid Molina

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Astrid Molina


There have been several movements focused on decolonizing anthropology since the 1960s (Pels 2021). Although the goal of decolonizing anthropology is not new, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to decolonize anthropology as a discipline. There are many aspects of how anthropology is taught in academia and how fieldwork is conducted that still need to be changed. It is important to prepare students starting from the beginning in introduction classes by educating them on community engagement and respectfulness towards other cultures.

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